February 2021 Food News by Shaena Engle

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Shaena Engle brings February 2021 Food News


February 2021 Food News

Formosa Café,  Harlowe and Madre in WeHo Open for Outdoor Dining

WeHo’s Formosa Café has rooftop dining daily and is opening back up for brunch soon, daily 5 to 9:30pm, 7156 Santa Monica Boulevard. Harlowe is also now offering patio dining with a French-Moroccan menu from Tuesday – Sunday, 5 – 10pm, 7321 Santa Monica Boulevard. Madre is offering a new menu daily beginning at 5pm, located at 801 N. Fairfax.

Brooklyn Ave Pizza Co Serves Up Serious Pies for National Pizza Day

To celebrate National Pizza Day on February 9, Brooklyn Ave Pizza in Boyle Heights is serving up special pizzas with flavors highlighting Mexican-American and Chicano culture. All pizzas are half off on February 9, in addition to new pizza specials including El Super Pizza with veggies and housemade descada; Roasted Spicy Tomato Pie with Calabrian chilies and stracciatella; The Carnitas Pie with house made carnitas, salsa and crema and The Blueberry Pie with blueberry, bacon, scallions and honey.  Also, for Valentine’s Day, they are offering a Pizza for Two including a 12” classic pizza, salad and house wine for $30.


SLAB’s Super Bowl Packages

SLAB BBQ is offering special Super Bowl packages including smoked wings; chicken, rack of ribs, pulled pork, brisket and two sides; chicken, rack of ribs, pulled pork, two briskets and three sides and three chickens, three racks of ribs, four pounds of pulled pork, three pounds of brisket and four sides. Order at slabbarbecue.com. 

TRUST Biologic 

TRUST Biologic offers natural cannabinoid enhanced therapeutic creams, serums, capsules and gels to ease pain, manage skin issues, reduce signs of aging, fight insomnia and reduce inflammation, shop at https://www.trustbiologic.com. 

DoorDash Debuts Nom Nom Campaign

DoorDash has teamed with Daveed Diggs and Sesame Street characters for a new Nom Nom campaign that will debut on Superbowl Sunday.  The campaign reinforces DoorDash’s mission to grow and empower local economies and unveils new brand messaging around deliveries of neighborhood favorites beyond food.

Theia at the Grove Offers Valentine’s Day Dinner

Theia at Beverly Grove is offering a three course Valentine’s Day dinner with oysers, surf and turf and strawberry pavlova dessert, $85 

Sidecar Donuts  & Coffee Opens

Sidecar Donuts & Coffee has opened at the Gilmore Station (Third & Fairfax) in Los Angeles. Flavors include huckleberry, butter and salt and maple bacon.

Little House Confections Offers Valentine’s Day Gifts

Little House Confections is offering two Valentine’s Day gifts. Their Chill Out Baby ($122) includes a pink powdered sugar cake, candle and mint tea. Their Let’s Get Cozy ($136) includes a pink powdered sugar cake, two pairs of socks, and body products.

Nespresso Debuts New Art installation

Artist Tanya Aguniga is pairing with Nespresso to debut a new art installation at Nespresso’s flagship store in Beverly Hills. Beginning February 5, the multisensory exhibit featuring Nespresso recycled capsules houses Nespresso’s global sustainability message of “Doing is Everything.”

@Pizza Via Uber Eats

Don’t want to cook this Valentine’s Day? Opt for a delicious pizza from a neighborhood restaurant with the @pizza via Uber Eats. Just search @pizza to find close tasty pizza places near you.

Porto’s Bake at Home Croquettes

Bring Porto’s home for Valentine’s Day with their Bake at Home collection including ham and chicken croquettes, chicken pies and potato balls, all at https://store.portosbakery.com.

MEATER’s Ultimate Dinner at Home

MEATER, Genesee Valley Ranch, Palmaz Vineyards and Annette’s Napa Valley have teamed together to create an Ultimate Dinner at Home Virtual Valentine’s Day event bringing high-end dining into your kitchen. Their package includes a MEATER wireless meat thermometer, organic Wagyu steak, premium bottle of Cabernet, artisanal chocolates and live virtual entertainment, $415 and up, orders must be purchased by Feb. 5 to be received by Feb. 13, details and purchase at https://brasasclub.com/valentines-2021.

Sun-Maid Offers Chile Golden Raisins

Sun-Maid has spiced up their raisins with guajillo and cayenne peppers and lemon to create their new Chile Golden Raisins. Available for a limited time exclusively at Costco.

Tacital Tacos Spices Up Taco Tuesdays

These hot sauces add spice to any taco. Offered in Snafu -mild, Fire Fight -medium and Ghost Protocol – hot they also work wonders in marinades, $8 at https://www.tactical-tacos.com. 

Real Coconut Kitchen and The Mindry Offer Cleanse and Meditation Packages

Give the gift of health with the Real Coconut Kitchen and The Mindry’s 5-day cleanse and virtual meditation classes. The package includes 5 days of prepared foods and supplements as well as virtual meditations and check-ins, $230-$330, https://www.realcoconutkitchen.com.

Lou Serrano Offers a Magical Valentine

Magician Lou Serrano is offering a live virtual interactive magic show for singles, couples and families this Valentine’s Day, 5pm (PT), $30, go to https://www.louserrano.com for tickets. 

Dunkin Donuts

Head to Dunkin’ for special heart shaped donuts and Valentine’s inspired drinks for your sweetheart. Choose from their pink velvet iced macchiato, mocha macchiato, brownie batter donut, Cupid’s choice donut and other flavors.

Black Tap Anaheim Offers Red Velvet Cake Batter Shake

Black Tap in Anaheim is offering a special Red Velvet Cake Batter Shake for Valentine’s Day throughout February. They have also brought back their Special Edition Mickey Mouse shake.

Celebrate National Margarita Day with Miami Cocktail Company

Celebrate National Margarita Day on February 22 with Miami Cocktail Company’s Margarita Spritz, or enjoy their Sangria, Bellini or Mimosa Spritzes. All are vegan and gluten-free. 

MAD TASTY Offers Hemp Infused Sparkling Water

MAD TASTY’s hemp infused sparkling water includes 20mg of broad-spectrum hemp extract per can, $30 per 6-pack, https://madtasty.com. 

Safe Catch Launches Canned Mackerel

Move over tuna, Safe Catch has launched a new canned mackerel in olive oil. With 14g of protein and over 4000mg of Omega-3’s, each can is non-GMO, Kosher and gluten-free.

Super Bowl Takeout/Delivery Specials

Head to Celestino Ristorante in Pasadena for a Big Game family style lasagna menu, open for delivery or takeout, 626.795.4006.  Also in Pasadena, The Raymond 1886 is offering nachos, burgers and cocktail kits for game day, 626.441.3136.

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Shaena Engle is a food, lifestyle and travel writer for a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena magazine, AOL, The Daily Meal, The San Diego Union Tribune and PokerPro magazine. She has interviewed top chefs including Lidia Bastianich, Michael Chiarello, Hubert Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jose Andres, and many others. She has authored three books, The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Las Vegas (Globe Pequot Press), The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California (Beginning Press, a romantic travel guide) and Silver Linings: Triumphs of The Chronically Ill and Physically Challenged (Prometheus Books).  She is also an amateur magician and often writes on gambling, poker and magical happenings.  She also is a freelance consultant on restaurant, food, travel and hospitality public relations and marketing efforts.
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